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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
swept up in britain's phone hacking scandal. >>> concert chaos, thousands run for safety when a stage collapses. in ottawa. >>> and in hiding, casey anthony gets out of jail and out of sight. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. it's turning into the scandal that just won't quit. the voice mail hacking and police bribery investigation that's rocked england is snowballing. the latest this morning, britain's top police official, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
46,000 troops remain in iraq and scheduled to depart by the end of this year. >>> britain's defunct "news of the world" tabloid it's reported may have hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims. "news of the world" reporters said they would pay him to get the private numbers of 9/11 victims, he declined. the last issue of the 168-year-old paper rolled off the presses yesterday, brought down by a growing hacking scandal. several staffers face jail time, meanwhile rupert murdoch the paper' owner is deep in damage control. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the r
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am EDT
"the morning news" a cell phone hacking scandal grows in britain. >>> plus this looks something from "the mummy" but it's not the sahara, but it's actually arizona. >>> first scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >>> they helped win the race to space but now they're losing their jobs. the end of a career for nasa workers from astronauts to mechanics. where do they go from here? find out tonight on the "cbs evening news." >>> "cbs moneywatch" sponsored by vagisil, introducing vagisil wash with odor block, the confident clean. l, introducing vagisil wash with odor block, the confident clean. as i get older, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. i'm more active, i eat right, and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel good about. [ female announcer ] from one a day. [ dramatic soundtrack plays ] whoa! man: what is that? i don't know, but it burns! it's like fire. woman: ow, ow! i can't see. man: it's singeing me! it's the sun. get out of the office mor
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
people are talking about tonight. >>> new fallout in britain's phone hacking scandal. as tina kraus reports for wjz from london, there are now allegations reporters tried to get phone roisheds of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york cit
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
reports for wjz, the country is outraged, and britain's prime minister is now doing damage control. >>> britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson. on suspicion he was charged with intercepting cell phones. >>> after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and might be alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
britain has toppled one of the most widely read british tabloid newspapers. it imploded because of its own controversial news gathering methods. elizabeth palmer has the story. >> reporter: the tabloid that traded on scandal for more than a century was finally brought down by its own scandalous practice. the paper controlled by media titan rupert murdock who owns fox and the "wall street journal" will shut down on sunday. it was bad enough when it turned out the "news of the world" journalists had been hacking into private voice mails but worse when it emerged who their victims were. it started in 2005 when details of prince william's private life turned up in the paper. a police investigation found the royal phone had been hacked, and an editor went to jail, but it just unraveled from there. celebrities like jude law and hugh grant discovered they'd been hit, too. >> you know i think there's a national sense of revulsion here. >> reporter: revulsion that grew when a new investigation found a private investigator working for the paper had helped reporters hack into the messages of
CBS
Jul 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
in britain and in the u.s. >>> british prime minister david cameron spoke to parliament yesterday, cameron trying to distance himself from his former communications chief dayne colson. colson is a former editor of the now defunct news corp. cameron denied claims that he tried to stop the investigation into the hacking. >>> it turns out that hacking into someone's phone isn't that hard at all. bill whitaker has that part of the story. >> reporter: it includes british royals, commoners, and screen stars like hugh grant. >> i think this is the watershed moment. >> reporter: but don't think hacking is just the scourge of the celebrated and sensational on the other side of the atlantic. your phone and my phone can be hacked -- >> my ex-girlfriend found her way into my voice mail on my cell phone. >> reporter: -- just as easily as l.a. screenwriter rich keith. >> she would know things on my voice mail and sometimes she would know them before i knew them. >> this is a crime that doesn't really leave a trail of evidence. >> reporter: fiber scientist says it's hard toe trace but easy to do
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to go out of control. >>> a phone hacking scandal in britain may be more widespread than previously thought. >> reporter: the committee wants to know why didn't police do a more thorough investigation of the hacking rumors? there were dirty tricks going on. not just as the news of the world, but also the sun and the sunday times. all three paramedics -- papers are owned by rupert rupert murdoch. >> the british government is now calling for rupert murdoch to withdraw his $12 billion bid to buy a popular satellite broadcasting company. >>> wikileaks founder, julian assange is fighting extradition home to sweden. he insists the allegations against him are politically motive. tina kraus has more from a british courtroom with more. >> reporter: wiki leaks founder julian assange made his way through a crush of people to make his way into britain's high court. his lawyers are trying to block his e tradition to -- extradition to scweeden. they say sweden's case against assange is flawed. he is accused of sexually assaulting two wikileaks volunteers on a trip to stockholm last summer. but so
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
britain. tabloid reporters are accused of illegally digging into the lives of high-ranking members of the government. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: authorities have already arrested eight people for the phone hacking and bribery scandals. british lawmakersmakers have asked murdoch and rebecca brooks to appear at a hearing next week. today, police testified the paper did not fully cooperate with an investigation of the tabloids, back in 2006. this comes just as former prime minister gordon brown accuses another news corps paper of illegally obtaining his son's medical record, after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >> to have your children's privacy invaded like that, and particularly when the child isn't well is heartbreaking. i absolutely will not rest until we get to the bottom of these problems. >> reporter: one of the journalists facing charges, previously served as cameron's communications director. >> today, the british government called on murdoch to withdraw his bid to british sky broadcasting, which would give news corps an even bigger slice of the
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
-- women. >>> under fire. first it was media giant rupert murdoch. now, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> now that he's been ar
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
growing problem women trying to keep up with models on the cover of magazines. now britain is taking a stand. advertising watchdogs in the u.k. have pulled two l'oreal magazine ads, one with julia roberts, another with christy turlington, because of extensive airbrushing. it says the images were not representative of the results the products could achieve. >>> preparations are underway in texas as tropical storm don churns in the gulf of mexico. don is expected to make landfall in southern texas late friday. beaches are already seeing some strong surf. tropical storm don is packing winds up to 45 miles per hour but is not expected to reach hurricane status. >>> hundreds of ponies hit the auction block this morning. this after the 85th annual cheek teak pony swim. tens of thousands of onlookers came out for the event. the money from the auction will benefit the volunteer fire company. >>> still ahead, it's getting steamy outside. tim williams will have the forecast. first here's a look at the stocks today. ,,,,,,,,,,,, [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in britain tonight after a tabloid hacked into the voice mail of a missing 13-year-old girl. families are holding out hope for seven americans missing in the gulf of california. and john glenn, pioneering astronaut, questions whether our space program still has the right stuff. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all m
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard the andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, president obama had congressional leaders to the white house today to try to get the negotiations moving again. we have reports tonight from nancy cordes at the capital and chip reid at the white house. >> reporter: scott, the president called today's meeting with congressional leaders "constructive," but he also said the two sides are far apart on a wide range of issues. >> i thought that all the leaders here came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week when the president ga
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
britain's prime minister is arrested, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you from the kennedy space center, i'm erica hill. you're looking at a live picture there of launch pad 39a and of course the shuttle atlanta as we prepare to watch and countdown to the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. good to have you with us. chris wragge is in new york. good morning my friend. >> good morning. the shot looks great. we need a little cooperation from mother nature, right? that's if. the only thing holding us back this morning. >> that's exactly what we need, a lot of fingers crossed. from nasa's point of view otherwise everything is ready for this morning's scheduled launch. as chris mentioned we're not sure whether or not mother nature will cooperate. bob orr has the latest on the planned launch. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. "atlantis" is all systems green there but the weather forecast frankly is very bleak and now it looks very unlikely that the launch will happen today. despite diminishing hopes fo
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
would it take to get back? >> it may not take long at all if we do the right thing. great britain were in the same place about a year ago. their debt was downgraded, this he had aaa, they lost it. they did the right thing, made some really hard, tough choices and they got the aaa back so you know, this isn't written in stone. we can -- our future is in our own making. we just have to do it. >> mark zandi thank you for making the time. good talking with you. >> thank you. >>> here's erica. >> thanks, as if congress needed any more problems, one of its members is quitting due to a sex scandal. bill whitaker has that story. >> reporter: congress may have trouble agreeing on almost anything but when it comes to one of their own and the subject is sex, they can act with blazing speed. oregon democrat david wu, who has served 13 years in the house, abruptly resigned on tuesday under heavy pressure from fellow democrats. this after allegations from the teenage daughter of a campaign donor allegedly accusing wu of an unwanted sexual encounter. >> the leadership probably figured that there wasn
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm EDT
talking about. britain's simmering phone hacking scandal erupts today. a judge is digging deeper into the case to see if the country needs tougher media regulation. tina kraus reports from london. >> reporter: the british judge, leading the first public hearings into the fine hacking scandal, says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local to a small group of journalists then operating "news of the world." >> the investigation will look into the media's relationship with the public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> parliament-grilled rupert murdoch and his son james last week. journalists said they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and terror victims. the government-backed investigations will look into allegations of eavesdropping at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel to help police chiefs, to help expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way to hacking and bribery within the force. sc
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:00pm EDT
reports that britain's prime minister is now in damage control mode. >> the scandal has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson on suspicion he was tabbing -- tapping into cell phones and voice mails. after phone hacking alwayses, he was forced to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested collide goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming, with allegations that the papers didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister nounced -- announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch -- >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the press, news of the world, as well as wall street and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the british paper for 168 years. but people we spoke to today said it was time to pull the murd
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of people younger people actually knew that the u.s. broke away from great britain. >> oh, no. >> who else would it have been? >> spain. >> if you celebrate the nation's birthday, right here on wjz tonight. join us for the fireworks spectacular. we'll have a wrap up of the fire work shows in our area. hopefully the fire work shows will get off the ground even though we have some storms out there. >> we have some out there. continue with your plans and we'll continue to check in with the radar and hope for the best. >> do not be alarmed yet. >> no, because not everyone is going to be affected. and right now it's warm, muggy, it feels like a holiday weekend. 87degrees right now, humidity up a little bit out there. and we'll have that forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> so it's pretty right now, but the skies are overcast and there's definitely some thunderstorms out there. they're kind of moving slow aren't they. >> they are, they are very slow movers. this is going to take some time but we're hoping some of them will die down by the time they get to our area. although, that's
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
the line of fire. britain's prime minister gets an earful from parliament today on the phone hacking scandal. lawmakers are putting david cameron in the hot seat. >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister in a british debate over the phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn. and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andy colson. colson was editor at news of the world, when journalists hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> with 20/20 hindsight, and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job, and i suspect he wouldn't have taken it. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: now that colson has been arrested issue the prime minister is under even more pressure to distance him from -- himself from the scandal. >> the questions are being asked about the friends he keeps. >> reporter: cameron met with newscorps executives more than two dozen times since taking office. he denie
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
: wall street hasn't panicked yet but the world is watching as britain's business secretary put it -- >> the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from the fear in the american congress. >> reporter: but investors in the debt insurance market are measuring the risk of a u.s. default at less than 1%. bankrupt greece by comparison is at 16%. and the u.s. may have just bought itself more time. the deadline really isn't august 2nd? >> in our view it's not, no. >> reporter: larry cantor, head of research at barclay's capital says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment august 3rd but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words the treasury on august 2nd stands to have more cash on hand than before and they'll be able to make the big social security payment august 3rd. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. >> can they go up to the 11th hour? >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook markets. >> reporter: former governor of michigan says in the rescue package in
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> britain's prince william and wife kate are on canada's prince edward island this morning. the royal newlyweds arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>> asian stock markets picked up today right where they left off on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the fourth of july holiday. investors will watch for the job numbers later this week. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath state beach, a state park north of los angeles, but this may be their last independence holiday here. the park is slated to close in september. do you feel you
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
. 76% correctly said we declared independence from britain but 19% were unsure and 5% said another country. very sad stuff. marysol castro is here with our first check of the weather. come on america, get your act together. >> it goes to show you the youngsters with their history knowledge could clean our clocks when it comes to history. good morning, everyone. planning any fourth of july activities in the northern plains, plan to do it in the morning hours. a line of severe storms is coming in, in the afternoon hours. expect to bring rain, hail, we could not rule out of atwister or tornado and wind. combination of dry air coming in out of the north and moisture out of the gulf coast. keep an eye on that for today. desert southwest, temperatures well above average in tucson. we could see a pop-up shower, precipitation nominal but at >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. erica, good morning. >> good morning to you. >>> going to get you latest on prince william and kathryn's north american tour. they are now on prince edward's island. amanda walker of sky tv has more. >> rep
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
. and then britain learned the news of the world may have preyed on military families too. >> he was held by a sniper rifle. >> reporter: tony's son james was killed in action in afghanistan. he now believes james's hot mail was hacked by news of the world. prime minister david cameron kicked off the damage control. >> murder victims, terrorist victims, families who have lost loved ones, sometime defending our country, that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> reporter: the prime minister was feeling vulnerable. he'd hired a former news of the world editor as his communications advisor. by the end of the week, andy colson had been arrested along with two other men. and the police themselves were facing investigation for taking pay-offs. but the real fury focused on rupert murdoch and the power he wields through his stable of influential british papers. teenager millie's family lawyer is mark lewis. >> what we have in this country was a form of murder- ocrayy that people were scared of what the newsp
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a cross between ethics theater and an inquisition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch who has everything to lose. as investors around the world will be hanging on his every word and gesture. he's a man used to giving orders, not answering questions. especially from politicians who, until very recently, held him in either awe or terror. by his side will be his son james, a se
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
britain. the public and the prime minister taking on the biggest sunday newspaper, the "news of the world" is accused of hacking and tap tampering of phone messages of a missing girl later found murdered. >> authorities want to find out if the alleged hacking hampered the investigation. they are looking into reported police payoff by the newspaper. we go to london for the latest op. the case and we'll speak with hugh grant who had his voice mail hacked by "news of the world." he'll join us later. >>> first president obama meets with congressional leaders to break the log jam over raising the federal debt limit. the president wants a long-term solution for the government's budget problems. >> i've heard reports that there may be some in congress who want to do just enough to make sure that america avoids defaulting on our debt in the short term, but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. i don't share that view. >> joining us this morning to talk about how maybe something can get done here from capitol hill senator dick du
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
was a disa -- disappointment to ranchers. >>> britain celebrates another royal wedding. today, married english rugby star. prince william, wife kate middleton, and the british monarch herself were among them. the couple met in a bar, in snoi, australia -- sydney, australia, during the 2003 rugby campaign. >> i wonder if her dress is going to get as much height as kate's will. >> so welcome to the weekend. nice once again. >> thank you. nice to be here again. >> and a hot one. not quite as extreme as yesterday. but we were talking about quite a stretch of hot weather here. today makes it the 14th day in a row, where we're 90 or above. so yes. this is where we sit right now. we're still in the 90s outside. we're coming in at 94 degrees. and temperatures are going to continue to run very warm, as we head through the next few days. we'll have that forecast when ,, >>> that's a live look outside. guess what. it's hot. it's not going to get cool any time soon, i understand. >> bernadette woods has a look at first warning weather. >> a lot of people are talking now. you hear the deba
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
fear. there was a great deal of that in the media scandal. britain's prime minister was in front of parliament both distancing himself from murdoch. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: allegations of the scandal came to light when news came that journalists were hacking phones of murder victims victims. >> it cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive. >> reporter: say prime minister cameron and murdoch have too cozy a relationship. >> our business meetings, official meetings with business executives but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: while the scandal is still being accessed there is some that believe it may reach america as well. >>> now, at&t and also sprint are advising its customers if you believe in the united states your phone could be hacked you should set up a password. they say that should prevent anyone from hacking into your phone. >> reporter: scotland yard has set up a line to deal with the surge. >>> a man pulled to safety in north baltimore. found a man in a deep ravine. the man's injuries pr
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for a profound apology. >> reporter: a reasonable poll shows 60% of britains think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number 10 when you visited the prime minister following the last general election? >> because i was asked to. >> why would that be? >> to avoid photographers in the front, i imagine. i don't know, i was asked. i just did what i was told. >> reporter: cameron was invited murdoch executives to his home and official country residence 26 names in just over a year, including murdoch's son j
CBS
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> well, thank you and good- bye. that's the final message from britain's best selling tabloid as it shuts down in the midst of the phone hacking scandal. after 168 years, the very last edition of the news of the world is now going to press. the tabloid is closing after several of its reporters were caught hacking into the voice mails of celebrities, even missing children. several arrests have now been made in that case. >>> prince william became a star of a polo match in california tonight. william led a team to victory with four goals. spectators paid at least $400 a ticket to get a close-up view of the royal couple. duchess kate presented the trophy to her husband following the match. tonight, the pair continued their california trip with a black-tie dinner that honors british actors and filmmakers. >>> an underground discovery leads researchers to a piece of civil war history. tonight as gigi barnett explains, it is right in the heart of lafayette square in west baltimore. >> reporter: below the layers of dirt is an archaeologists goldmine. >> it is like christmas every day diggi
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the 1960s he moved into britain, buying up the "news of the world" and later the "times" of london. in the '70s he took aim at new york where he'd add the "new york post" and the "wall street journal." his satellite t.v. empire includes the fox network in the u.s., sky in europe, star t.v. in asia. >> i love the free market. it's certainly been very good to me. >> reporter: but the same market is now punishing him, while stock in news corporation rebounded today, it's fallen 12% since the scandal began. >> my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. >> reporter: those mistakes might sink another c.e.o., but murdoch still controls 38% of the voting stock of news corporation. he does not, however, own a controlling interest in his reputation says "vanity fair"'s sara ellison. >> to the extent that he can survive as the same kind of zed powerful entity i think is really in question. the spell is broken. people who believe who believeda genius business executive now really don't anymore. >> reporter: only recently "forbes" magazine
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Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
being called the end of the world. the end of britain's "news of the world" newspaper, that safter 168 years the final edition is hitting the streets with mounting allegations of telephone hacking by employees, the company moved to close down operations. yet today, owner rupert murdoch expressed "total support for rebekah brooks," the embattled executive who formerly edited the paper. south sudan became the newest nation trying to become the u.n.'s 193rd member following civil wars that left an estimated 1.5 million dead. holding most of the nation's oil reserve, continued tensions in the former sudan. dignitaries at the ceremonies were colin powell and u.n. envoy susan rice. a federal judge in new york city heard arguments in a lawsuit that challenges search procedures at the u.s. border. at issue the privacy of personal electronic devices and the plaintiff is an american citizen who says he has done nothing wrong. michelle miller has more. >> i've crossed the border dozens of times. >> pascal was on a train from montreal to new york last year when his travel history raised concer
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the phone hacking scandal in britain. it comes as the scandal spreads taking down some of london's top cops. >> reporter: the reporter who blew the whistle on alleged phone hacking at the news of the world has been found dead at his home in england. sean horn's death does not appear to be suspicious. the development comes on the same day as senior london police officer resigned. assistant commissioner john yates decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations the paper was tapping phones. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my conscious is clear. >> reporter: yates' registration resignation comes in the heels of the police chief stepping down monday. he's cutting his trip to south africa short as he trys to convince the public the investigation will be conducted. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on jail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >>> police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation. but no one h
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
a new twist in britain's phone hacking scandal. accusations that rupert murdoch's son did not tell parliament the truth. we'll meet some people who could be the real victims if the government defaults. and next stop mars. scientists are betting big on the next rover when the cbs news continues. but with advair, i'm breathing better so now i can take the lead on a science adventure. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, take the lead. ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function.
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT
intentions and, scott, that is the really scary part of all this. >> pelley: thank you, bob. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
, the phone hacking scandal in britain is spreading to the united states. >>> and the republican reaction to the president's comments in an interview with scott pelley. , >>> well, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democra
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
allegations in the phone hacking scandal in britain. tabloid reporters are accused of targeting the royal flame and a former prime minister and there are questions about why a more thorough investigation was not done. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london with more for us today. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, chris. well, specifically britain wants to know why the first investigation into the news of the world hacking was shut down after just two people were arrested. which now appears to have been just the tip of the iceberg. senior police officers are being grilled this morning by a government committee. in the hot seat the deputy head of london's police force, john yates, who in 2009 refused to reopen an investigation into the news of the world. a decision he now admits was wrong. >> i would have made different decisions. >> reporter: yesterday "the guardian" newspaper reported there was evidence "the news of the world" had tried to buy a confidential list of the royal familiar lip's phone numbers from some of the police officers detailed to protect them. and
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Jul 30, 2011 8:00am EDT
. >> also have details on britain's second royal wedding in the last few weeks taking place this morning. i didn't know that until this morning in the second royal wedding. did you? >> second round listen i'm always on it. everything london it consumes me. we've also been consumed on a more serious note by a week of very good news for amanda knox and her family. knox in seattle is serving 26 years in italian prison for murder. she believes she is one step closer to murder. dna experts say crucial pieces of evidence were mishandled. this morning prosecutors get a chance to poke holes in testimony. nick piza correspondent for "the daily news" in london is in perugia, italy. good morning to you. >> reporter: a bit of a slow start because the prosecutors in the defense were arguing over the best way how to take hold of the independent report from the two experts we heard earlier this week. amanda knox is in court again as the 24-year-old american continues to appeal her conviction for murder. today is the prosecution's turn to examine independent experts who earlier this week said much of the d
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
targeting britain's hacking scandal is growing. this is accused of hacking into phones. charlie d'agata reports for wjz from london. lawmakers are now getting involved. >>> a british tabloid may have hacked into the phones of a missing 13-year-old girl and suicide bombing families. investigators are looking into whether jawrnlists at rupert murdoch's news of the world, listened into kes operate conversations families had with police after the 2005 attacks. it also tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie doweller, not only listening to her voice mail, but deleting messages from frantic messages. the activity on the phone gave her family hope that she was still alive. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. there are no words to describe how awful it is to the parents. >> reporter: the new hacking allegations are infuriating the british public. prompting an emergency government session and calls for an immediate investigation. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> when the scandal fi
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
got a thumbs up, reconfirmed as chairman of the board, of britain's satellite network. b sky b, after the company recorded record profits. >> reporter: the news corps corporation was hastily shut down by the murdochs earlier this mongtsd. but a fresh headline is making shocking allegations. that the voice mail of sarah pain was hacked. she is the mother of the little girl who was killed last month by a pedophile. >> murdoch will likely be brought back to london for more questioning. >>> kai is in the newsroom with an unspeakable case of child abuse. >> the family of the girl told police she liked to hide in a container box. but now, four members of that family are locked up, accused of her murder. earlier this month, authorities found the little girl's body inside a little chest. investigators say she was forced to jump into a box for taking a popsicle. then family members spun the box around. the family members say they made up the story to cover up the crime. >> the four people are charged with first-degree murder and child abuse. >>> dramatic video today of a drunk driver in new yo
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
going on in britain and how this is mushrooming, that there aren't going to be similar episodes here. >> murdoch is known as the dirty digger in the uk. now, the media billionaire is trying to dig himself out of the scandal that is front page news. >>> in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> it is unclear if rupert murdoch could have been forced to appear since he is an american citizen. >>> for the second time this year, he is vandalized. he tells police he was angry because letterman didn't respond to demo tapes he sent. >>> sunday, a 22-year-old was accused of trashing the theater in a drunken rage. >>> calling it carmageddon. a large stretch of the 405 near los angeles will shut down this weekend, as part of a major reconstruction project. traffic could be backed up as much as 64 miles. jet blue offered $4 and $5 flights which sold out in just three hours. >>> just in the nick of time. the discovery son was cruising in the area. it turned out it was people who had been on a boat that sank. the two women and four men were not wearing life vests. several were treated for min
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Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> outrage in britain over a phone hacking scandal. a newspaper is accused of hacking into the phone of missing children and terror attack victims. now, lawmakers are getting involved. charlie d'agata reports from london. >> reporter: a british tabloid may have hacked into the phones of a 13-year-old girl and suicide bombing families. investigators are looking into whether journalists at rupert murdoch's news of the world listened in to desperate conversations of families. they also allegedly tapped into the account of 13-year-old missing girl. not only listening to her voice mail but deleting frantic messages from her relatives. she was found dead six months after she disappeared in 2002. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. there are no words to describe how awful this was. how awful it is to the parents. >> the new hacking allegations are infuriating the british public, prompting an emergency government session and called for an immediate session. >> we're talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> repo
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
great britain, in the u.s. two democratic senators are calling for investigation into the company's conduct here. >>> a bid to take over the bankrupt bookstore borders has been rejected. they need more information before accepting an offer. borders may be nearing liquidation, going the same as as chains like circuit city and linens 'n things. >>> nfl's great wide receiver michael irvin is cheerleading a different topic. same sex marriage. expressing his support for an issue that has impacted him personally because his brother is gay. he says he's gotten some heat for that photo shoot. >> i get guys even when i step in here. what? >> that's equality for everybody. >> irvin says if a current nfl player were gay, he could only imagine the torture of feeling like he had to keep that a secret. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team is preparing for the world cup final. two second half goals, including another header from abby womba helped secure another win. this is the women's first appearance in the world cup final in more than a decade. >>> the new york yankees fan who caught and handed ove
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> new allegations tonight in britain's phone hacking scandal. it centers around the son of newscorps ceo rupert murdoch. two say they told murdoch, the eavesdropping practice was widespread. james murdoch recently told parliament he was only aware of one doing it. prime minister david cameron called for them to ask more questions. >>> a fiery morning crash, involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer, closes down parts of the threw way. police say they were trying to reenter the highway when it was hit from behind. the driver was rig and more than 30 people on the bus were taken to the hospital. two of them are in critical condition. >>> a bizarre robbery is caught on video, at a florida liquor store. watch as these two women shove bottles of wine and liquor under their skirts. owners say this is the second time these two women have stolen liquor from the store in this way. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories that you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. reports from the dew tour in ocean city, where ironically, skateboarding is against th
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
your skin. >>> just ahead they're calling it a new low in britain's tabloid scandal. turns out one of the phones that may have been hacked by "news of the world" belonged to the mother of an 8-year-old murder victim. we'll learn more and hear from members of parliament as they decide whether to bring james murdoch back to ask more questions. >>> dominique dominique strauss-kahn's accuser is speaking out once again. we'll bring that back here on "the early show." stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by travelers, insurance for auto, home and business. [ cat meows ] ♪ is richard, why are you wearing grandpa's jacket? i'm not richard. i'm grandpa smucker. male announcer: tim and richard smucker always looked up to their father and grandfather knowing that one day they too would make the world's best jam. grandpa says it like, i've never tasted anything so delicious! i've never tasted anything so delicious! tim: [ laughing ] you got it! male announcer: for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. a network of possibilities. in here, the pla
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
here. good morning. we want to get to this phone hacking scandal in britain. a lawmaker wants it investigated where james murdoch lied to parliament. jeff glor is in london with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: betty, good morning. once again from london, and the murdoch family line has long been that they believed the hacking was largely the work of a single rogue reporter. at issue here is an e-mail that james murdoch may or may not have seen, at least three years ago that seems to indicate it was a bigger and more widespread problem. here's what james said to parliament on tuesday. >> were you aware of the transcripts of the voicemail message? >> no. i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: that is not so according to two former news corps employees. in a written statement they say just by way of clarification we would like to point out that james murdoch's recollection of what he was told was miz taken. james murdoch issued a statement saying he stands by his testimony on friday. betty? >> interesting. jeff glor, thank you. >>> contract talks to end the 132-d
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Jul 9, 2011 8:00am EDT
had been hit, but the larger investigation stalled. yesterday britain's prime minister said it wasn't just foot dragging by the police. >> the truth is, to coin a phrase, we've all been in this together, the press, the politicians and leaders of all the passes, yes, including me. >> reporter: while "the news of the world" will print its last edition tomorrow, the fallout from this affair has just begun. on the business side, a multibillion-dollar takeover bid by the murdoch family of a huge satellite television operation here in britain has already been delayed and it could be in serious trouble. russ? >> elizabeth palmer in london, thank you. >>> and joining us from london is steve eulitz and mark lewis, lawyer for the family of 13-year-old milly dowler whose phone was hacked after her murder, the incident that ignited the scandal. nothing is going to bring back their little girl but is the dowler family getting any satisfaction by the fact that "news of the world" is closing? >> there's no really satisfaction. it was cruelty upon cruelty that the announcement of "news of the
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Jul 23, 2011 8:00am EDT
britain's prince william. now record-setting crowds are taking a peek early this saturday morning, july 23, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to an already steaming new york city this saturday morning. 108 degrees today. ugh. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. it hits you like a brick wall out there. we're going to be joined by new york mayor bloomberg. he will be with us to discuss the first gay marriages to take place here in new york tomorrow. for him, it's personal. he'll be officiating two of his top aides who are getting married tomorrow. all three will be joining us coming up a little later in the program. >> we're going to begin with fire in a youth camp, killing at least 84 people. cbs news correspondent jeff glor is in oslo with the latest. jeff, good morning. >>> russ, good morning to you. norway woke to the full scope of this tragedy. today as the death toll rose dramatically overnight. many of the deaths as you mention at a campground 60 miles north of here. >> 600 kids on this small island. and police now confirm that of the 84 people killed, some are
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
have you with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor republican from virginia repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unat
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Jul 2, 2011 8:00am EDT
. >>> britain's duke and duchess of cambridge, better known as prince william and wife kate are in canada to celebrate the nation's 144th birthday. all along they're treated like rock stars, people lining up for hours to catch a gliches of the young couple. coming up the latest on the royal tour. >> going from here to southern california, in a few days. a whirlwind trip of north america coming up. i don't think pippa is with them. >> pippa is not with them. >> didn't travel with them for the heck of it. >> she doesn't want to steal attention from kate probably. >> i see. >> or something like that. >> that's right. victoria arbiter will be here, our pal to talk about the royal stuff. i wonder how that will be like for them. kate has never been to north america. >> first trip here. they're on camera all the time and still manage to look good no matter what. >> got the whole thing down, working it well. for some your local news is next. for others stick around. your local news is next. >>> the general motors building on this saturday, july the 2nd. welcome to "the early show." i'm rus
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
britain appears to be getting worse by the day. telephone numbers of families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been found in the files of an investigator working for the "news of the world." on today's anniversary of the terror attack on london's transit system there are claims the paper hacked into mobile phones of families of terror victims. the paper is under fire for allegedly hacking into the phone messages of a missing teenager later found murdered. >>> a rare and deadly grizzly bear attack at yellowstone national park. park officials say a 57-year-old man and his wife were hiking yesterday and surprised a female bear and her cubs. the bear mauled the man and he died. his wife survived with cuts and bruises. >> this is the first time that there has been a bear caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> bears have killed two other people in the area around yellowstone in just more than a year. >>> finally the perloined picasso, the drawing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken tuesday from a gallery in san francisco and look at this, the guy
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